Addiction Is A Disease

As someone who deals with depression it can be isolating and it’s very easy to try to get out of that head space. And with drugs it can numb or mask the pain but the wounds are still there. With the conversation of addiction coming back around I just hope that it’s more nuanced than victim blaming or a blunt anti-drug message that can tone deaf and not helpful at all. Addiction truly is a disease and just like any other disease there’s resources available to combat it. There’s also grace so be with those who are struggling and fighting because sobriety is much more complicated than many feel

Whatever It Takes – Cavs vs Warriors IV

You never know how players will respond to adversity I hope the Cavaliers can bounce back. Young players like Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. are experiencing their first Finals. Sometimes the lights can be too bright. On the other end the Warriors have 4 future Hall of Famers who each won a championship last year.

Heavy Is The Head – The Road To The 2018 NBA Finals

The playoffs is all about match-ups. While the Toronto Raptors were #1 in the East because they have no answer to LeBron that got swept in the second round. Injuries have been a main factor in these playoffs and with Cavaliers losing Kevin Love there’s a possibility that LeBron could’ve actually already played his last game in Cleveland. With Chris Paul, who has been phenomenal in this series, out with a hamstring injury there’s a greater chance that the Warriors will bounce back winning both Game 6 in Oakland and a possible Game 7 in Houston.

The Journey – Black Wrestlers in the WWE

Historically wrestling has had a checkered past with people of color specifically Black wrestlers in the business. While The Rock was arguably the biggest star of all time he was almost an anamoly. There has been a White wrestler being Akeem the Dream and Vince McMahon himself has been problematic.

The Gift and The Curse – The Paradox of LeBron James

He’s currently in his 15th season and destroying expectations of what being in your “prime” truly means as he’s had more milage put on his body than anyone currently in the league except Dirk Nowitzki. But it’s not all sunshine and daises if you’re associated with the King. The requirement for LeBron has been to win a championship ever year or that season is a totally failure, “chasing the ghost” he’s haunted with the fact that Jordan never lost on basketball’s biggest stage. And since James is seen by many as the “best basketball player in the world” means that it’s on his teammates to step it up and help him achieve his goal of competing for a championship.